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it's not worth chasing it there. that's crazy. >> tornadoes trar across a tiny nebraska town. at least one person is dead and more than a dozen is hurt in the latest outbreak of severe weather. american troops could be headed back to baghdad as insurgents continue their bloody push across iraq. and the u.s.s a signal to iran that it's willing to cooperate to stop a splinter group to seizing more ground. and piling up for general motors. the automaker announces another recall, this one affecting more than 3 million people. end a memorable opening act for the united states at the world cup. team usa's john brooks scores a
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late goal to finish off the upset of ghana. >> incredible. he couldn't even believe that. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, june 17th, >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, june 17th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, recovery efforts are under way in northeast nebraska. a powerful storm released several tornadoes that killed at least one person and injured others. one small farming community sustained major damage following a direct hit. the severe weather is not let up. severe weather has been posted in starts of nebraska and illinois through the morning. >> where twin tornadoes touched down within a mile of each other yesterday afternoon. the victim that died was 5 years old. nebraska's governor declared a state of emergency. the small town of pilger, about
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100 miles northwest of omaha was hardest hit. >> reporter: when you have nothing left, finding anything will do. >> yeah, i seen it. it come down over here. >> reporter: tommy and his family are sifting through what's left. this is his son's pilger home. his outside of town is gone, too. >> i mean, we lost everything. i lost all my vehicles. i don't have a vehicle. >> reporter: so much destruction, so much pain here from at least two twisters that tore through stanton county. at least half the town of pilger, nebraska, is now gone. likely more. homes of 300 nebraskaens all but wiped off the word landscape. >> i've never been through this before. it was just an experience. and i don't want to go through it again.
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>> reporter: mind marilyn anderson's tears there is happiness for ride aring out the storm in the basement corner. all of them will be grateful for. >> i did a lot of a flag that little corner. yeah. >> reporter: her home above her intact. the neighbor who rode out the storm with her not so lucky. his is gone. all of pilger is without power. along with pilger being evacuated. >> that was kntv's kelly bartlett reporting. several of the injured are hospitalized with critical injuries. this morning, folks in bakersfield, california, are beginning to return to their homes. evacuation orders were lifted when homes 50% contained. miles from where the sequoia national forest was destroyed.
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and a fire burned 17 square miles and continues to burn out of control this morning. hundreds of people living in navajo communities were being forced to evacuate. the fast move fire is drawn by fires. president obama is expected to make a decision supporting military eye day. to top the militants known as the islamic state of iraq in syria. this is the area that militants hold. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. as the white house considers its next move in iraq, it is sending hundreds of u.s. troops there. they are combat ready. but the president insists they are going there simply to protect american personnel and the embassy in baghdad. and not to engage in direct fighting. >> reporter: president obama is
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in discussions with his national security team about possible military action to stop the advance of militants from the islamic state of iraq and syria. isis has already overrun cities and towns in northern iraq and the group promises it will attack baghdad. secretary of state john kerry said the president is exploring all options including air strikes. >> it's not the whole but it may well be one of the options that are important. >> reporter: the president told congress that 225 military personnel could be used to protect the embassy in baghdad. and also the white house is considering sending special forces to team advise iraqi forces. and in a rare and controversial move u.s. and iranian officials met on the sidelines to explain control of situation. on an interview on monday, secretary kerry was asked if that would include military cooperation between the longtime
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adversaries. >> but i wouldn't rule out anything that would be constructive to providing real stability. >> reporter: iraqi citizens are rallying to defend the country against the militants who have driven 500,000 iraqis from their homes. >> now, the president has said that the u.s. of ground troops, u.s. air support, any u.s. assistance is contingent upon iraq's government at least trying to overcome its own sectarian divisions. anne-marie. >> thank you, susan. the pentagon launched an official investigation into sergeant bowe bergdahl disappearance in afghanistan. bergdahl disappeared in 2009, had was held by the taliban for four years before being exchanged last month. members of his unit say bergdahl was a deserter. he's being treated at a military hospital in texas. tomorrow, mary barra will testify before a committee and
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likely be asked about the latest gm recall. gm has issued 44 recalls this year involving 20 million vehicles worldwide. bigad shaban has the details. >> reporter: the latest recall is of the year. gm has to change the keys for 3.1 million cars in the u.s. the company says the keys could bump the ignition switch in cars, inadvertently shutting them off. related switch problems forced gm to recall these 3.26 million cars in february. 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes have been linked to the earlier recalls. the newest recall affects keys for the buick lacrosse. chevy impala, cadillac deville and monte carlo. gm says changing the design will prevent problems without making repairs to the cars.
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but already to blame for eight accidents and six injuries. it will be replaced with a hole. gm says it hopes to begin replacing drivers' car keys in the next few years. newly released photos of an emotional meeting between two grieving fathers in california. peter roger on the left, his son elliott killed six people in santa barbara before kill himself. and the other is richard martinez. his son was one of the victims. the two fathers came face-to-face and even hugged. martinez said they agreed to prevent violence. coming up april list of most stolen suvss. plus, tracy morgan. an update on his condition. after the serious crash. this is the "cbs morning news."
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pizza using only your voice. good morning, anne-marie. asian stocks finished lower. tokyo's nikkei gained 0.25% and hong kong's hang seng lost.50%. the dow added five points the nasdaq gained ten points. a victory for macy's, the retailer came out on top in its battle with jcpenney and martha stewart. macy's won't get any pun that tiff damages. the judge also ruled macy's failed to prove penney's actions were malicious or immoral. car thieves love ford, according to a list of stolen vehicles the auto giant takes the top. number one is the escape.
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and then the jeep grand cherokee and rounded out the top five kia sorento. >> apple has an a new app but only it's a guy. his name is dom. it accounts for 40. of dominos sales in the u.s. anne-marie. >> see, i don't have the fun of siri asking the ridiculous questions to see what her response are. i can only imagine what kind of ingredients people are going to try to get dom to put on a pizza pan. jill wagner, thanks a lot. still to come, remembering a major league legend. and team usa opens up its world cup with a bang. in that confined space to move to change radio frequencies.
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in sports, team usa opening up its play in the world cup with a finish for the ages. the u.s. facing ghana, a team that had eliminated it from the last two world cups clint dempsey scoring early for the americans but ghana's relentless attack finally pays off with a tying goal late in the second half. but just four minutes later the americans have a corner kick. >> what about that! it's john brooks! it's john brooks of the usa! they have stolen it. >> john brooks' header in the 86th minute seals the 3-1 victory for team usa. americans in brazil celebrating the win. >> number one! i can't believe we won, it was
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amazing. >> obama -- >> president obama? >> yeah, president obama. >> are you kidding me? >> president obama? >> they've been very good opponents for three world cups now. >> more than 10,000 people in downtown kansas city go nuts when john brooks scores the go ahead goal. next up for team usa is portugal on sunday. and baseball fans are remembering hall of famer tony gwynn as one of the greatest hitters of all time it and one of the warnest personalities the sport has ever had. in 20 seasons with the padres and he did lead the padres to two national pennants.
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gwynn died yesterday of oral cancer. to what he attributed to chewing tobacco. san diego comes up short in the game losing 5-1. when we return, signs on social media. the debate over whether a person who posts threats on the internet should be sent to jail. the supreme court agrees to weigh in.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the supreme court yesterday agreed to hear a complicated case involving free speech with a 21st century twist. as john blackstone tells us it involves threatening comments
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made on social media. >> reporter: the facebook rants anthony elonis posted about hissing ewife included i'm not going to rest until your body is a mess soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts and another said "enough elementary schools in a ten mile radius to initiate the most laneis school shooting ever imagined." he argued that he was simply exercising his right to free speech and had no intention of actually harming anyone. >> what the point are you accountable for what you say online? >> reporter: an attorney with the electronic foundation which defends the first amendment online. >> we would be able to stop all sorts of crime if we just arrested people based on what they thought or said without waiting for them to carry it out. >> is the line actually acting on the threats? >> i would say the line is
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taking a step towards acting out on the threat. it it could be purchasing the weapon. it could be scoping out the school. >> reporter: increasingly criminals seem to be signaling their intent online. amanda and jarod miller who killed two police officers in las vegas earlier this month posted extensive anti-government rants on facebook and youtube. >> honoring the first amendment has become more complex than it once was? >> absolutely. technology is changing faster than the law. it's changing faster than maybe people can understand how to deal with it. >> 45 years ago, the supreme court ruled that making a threatening state was not a crime unless it was what the court called a true threat with intent to follow through. now, the court will be considering when a threat online crosses the line to become criminal. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. well, coming up on your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the deadly nebraska tornado. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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more than 300,000 fans turned out to celebrate the los angeles kings big hockey win. the mayor said he joined on the celebration but he got carried away on live television. >> two rules in politics. never, ever to be pictured with a drink in your hand but this is a big [ bleep ] way to go, guys. >> later, the mayor apologized to say children should not say what he said. toronto mayor rob ford is no stranger to controversy. and now the embattled leader of america's fourth largest city is
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about to have a musical. casting calls for a politician who admitted to smokinging crack. cindy pom reports. >> reporter: be prepared to get whacked by a camera if you're going to play canada's most notorious mayor. because that's how it's going to start. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: his wannabes want to fill in. >> i promise you i'm done drinking for good, okay. cool. ♪ >> reporter: they came from all over for the casting call at second city. different shapes, sizes. even genders. >> okay, how do i do that? great. whoo! >> reporter: all hoping to play the mayor who glitted to smoking
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crack cocaine. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. probably in one of my drunken stupors. ♪ >> reporter: to play for it, you got to have the right attributes. you have to be able to dance like him. ♪ >> reporter: be limber. >> love of sports. >> reporter: and sweat on command. >> do you mind if i dab you, mr. mayor. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but the brains behind the musical, it's not meant to insult the mayor. >> it's not trying to bash rob. >> reporter: they will also play his brother rob and the media. we do know ford is expected to leave rehab by the end of the month, plenty of time to catch the musical when it opens in
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september. cindy pom from global news. >> that was cindy pom from global news. coming up on "cbs this morning," more on the deadly tornadoes in nebraska. and the legal industry in colorado. and arne duncan joins us in the studio. that is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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. developing now "eyewitness news" on the scene of deadly house fire and collapse in delaware. one person is dead, three others including a firefighter are injured. we have the latest for now live report coming up. good morning, it is tuesday, june 17th, i'm erika von tiehl. >> i'm nicole brewer. ukee has the day off. also this morning, swarm of tornados, some appearing two at a time, destroy a nebraska town. the latest on the search for survivors coming up. >> right now i think i heard dating mentioning we could be reaching 90 for the first time this year. >> wow. >> all right, it is time, it is almost summer, right, katie? we have to expect this kind of snipping. >> saturday it officially starts, already in the middle of meteorological summer, but we would tingley already have hit a 90-degree mark during may, so, we're kind of late to the game here. late to the party. but, it will e

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